|Knowledge of: modern law enforcement methods and procedures involving police records, patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques and equipment; vehicle and penal codes; criminal law and procedures with regards to the apprehension, restraint, arrest, and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and criminal cases; legal rights of citizens; court procedures; record-keeping procedures; proper report writing procedures; self-defense tactics; interviewing and interrogation techniques; health and safety code pertaining to controlled substances; proper use and care of firearms; police communications and CAD systems; office equipment operation including computers and applicable software; proper English, spelling, and grammar; and standard safety practices. |
Ability to: establish and maintain effective relationships and to deal tactfully and effectively with the public; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; follow oral and written directions; communicate clearly and concisely; understand and respond to requests for assistance; gather, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence and reach sound conclusions; act quickly, calmly, and effectively especially in emergency situations; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue and develop and implement an appropriate response; interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, codes, regulations, procedures and policies; exercise tact and good judgment; read, interpret, and record data accurately; make clear and concise radio transmissions; observe and recall names, faces, and details of incidents; prepare accurate, comprehensive and well-written reports; ability to travel to different sites and locations; work in a confined work space and availability for on-call, stand-by, and shift work.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age; U.S. citizen or resident alien who has applied for citizenship at the time of application; must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license; must be free of felony criminal convictions or those involving moral turpitude; must meet POST guidelines for both near and far vision, the ability to distinguish colors and acute hearing, sufficient to perform all of the essential functions of the position; Physical Demands: requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping, reaching, twisting, turning, crawling, climbing, kneeling, bending, crouching, squatting, stooping; getting in and out of a patrol vehicle for up to 100 times per day and the ability to lift up to 165 pounds in the performance of daily activities; work outdoors in all weather conditions; work in hazardous situations which may involve abusive persons, potential physical violence and the potential risk of exposure to cold, heat, noise, vibration, explosive materials and biological, chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards in the performance of law enforcement duties. Work Schedule: This position works on a rotating shift basis and will require working nights, weekends, and holidays. The Chief of Police shall have the discretion to modify work schedules to meet the needs of the City.
Education/Training/Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Bilingual skills are highly desirable. Applicants must possess a certificate of completion from a POST-certified Basic Academy within the last 12 months or currently attending the academy and graduating at the time of appointment. (Applicants who completed the POST-certified Basic Academy more than 12 months ago and are not currently employed as a peace officer are NOT considered pre-service applicants even if they possess a POST-certified Requalification Academy certificate.) Lateral applicants must possess a valid POST Basic Certificate and be currently employed as a peace officer with a California law enforcement agency.